doc w/ Pen

journalist + medical student + artist

Tag: brain

Cerebral humor

The brain is complex. Studying it is fascinating — and also frustrating. Thankfully, I have people in my life who help me keep my sense of humor about this amazing organ, and the two months spent studying it during medical school.

"Just inflate!"

“Just inflate!”

First, there’s the Emergency Brain, with the tag line “Just inflate!” If only it were that easy, right? It’s a nice thought though, and one that makes me laugh.

Second, there’s The Handy Brain Model. This is a brain model like you’ve never seen, a mitten of sorts that you put on your hand to simulate the lobes of the cortex as well other structures like the amygdala and the hippocampus. It’s both funny and practical. Who could ask for more?

Thanks, guys. Laughter really is the best medicine.

Cookie, anyone?

Cookie time

“No rat will ever turn down a wet chocolate chip cookie. And I can actually testify to that from personal experience.”

Watching lecture after lecture can get tiresome, no matter how interesting the material. So I definitely appreciate when a speaker injects a bit of humor, including the above gem from today’s presentation on the hypothalamus. Our professor was explaining the role of the hypothalamus in regulating eating behavior. I’m still struggling to understand everything the hypothalamus does (it does a lot!). But what an unforgettable image …